Year in Review: Tired Marketing FAIL!

This year presented some real doozies in failed, sexist, misogynistic, racist and down-right stupid marketing campaigns. From Dr. Pepper 10 to Skechers for eight-year-olds, I’ve been tracking them over on The Tired Feminist all year. And if ad-makers need some more proof that all this sexist garbage is ridiculously antiquated and woefully transparent, here’s an…

Going with the flow

Earlier tonight I was in a room filled with women who were all talking about one thing: menstruation. Sounds like every guy’s worst nightmare, right? Well actually, it was by turns funny, insightful, inspiring, and frustrating. And no men were hurt in the process. See? We come in peace. Or rather, we menstruate in peace.…

The Girl Scout law

After news broke of the 7-year-old transgender child who wasn’t allowed to join Girl Scouts, my heart sank a little. You see, I was a Girl Scout for seven years. Denver’s Bobby Montoya has made national headlines because of a Girl Scout leader’s refusal to let him join because he had, “boy parts.”Oh, right. Boy…

Title IX: Rally for girls sports

The National Women’s Law Center is hosting a Title IX webinar tomorrow called Rally for Girls’ Sports. Title IX, which became law in 1972, is designed to create equity for girls and women in the education system. Most notably, it has been used to create equal access to sports. Coaches, educators, parents and anyone interested…

The heavy

Are you doing something that is triggering someone you know with an eating disorder? Take a second and think about that. What about in your online life? What do your updates on Facebook and twitter say to the world about weight, body image, working out, eating and other related issues? I started thinking about this…